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217 Today: Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021

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Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • Governor JB Pritzker Wednesday announced $94 million dollars will be used to fund 96 airport projects statewide, many of which won’t be eligible for federal infrastructure money.

  • The state’s economy continues to grow at a good pace, according to the monthly Flash Index from the University of Illinois.

  • The dancers of the Champaign Urbana Ballet are busy preparing for the company’s annual performance of The Nutcracker ballet after last year’s cancellation due to the pandemic.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn why some libraries are starting to hire social workers to better serve their communities. 

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Hannah Meisel, Jim Meadows, Olivia Vamos and Darian Benson

COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving story, and we are working hard to bring you the most up-to-date information. We recommend checking the Coronavirus Information Center for the most recent numbers and guidance.

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Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson is a Sophomore studying journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Aside from working as an intern with WILL, she is an investigative reporter and editor at The Daily Illini. Farrah started reporting for the Commercial-News and the News-Gazette while in high school in Danville, Illinois.

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